N at n
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'anger' groupThe 'attempt' groupThe 'glance' groupThe 'expert' groupThe 'dig' groupNouns with other meanings
N at nThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of at and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition at is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N at -ing.
|Noun||at||noun group/-ing clause|
|anger||at||the price increases|
|her||distress||at||parting from him|
|a friendly||smile||at||a stranger|